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  1. 9 months later

    I've finished 9 months in the CVICU and am really enjoying it. Amazingly I am much less stressed than when I was in the NICU. (Weird, huh?) It helps that I'm on a unit that is fully staffed and we always have float nurses available for things like taking patients to procedures, etc.

    I started my BSN program in August and it's going along fine, I guess. I have a problem with the whole "group" concept though...but that's just me. I've never had to rely on others for my grades and ...
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  2. Looking Behind and looking ahead

    Hmm

    Well it is always interesting to look at where you have come from and where you are headed I think. Sortof puts things into perspective a little.

    This time last year I was already accepted and doing MSN classes wondering what it will be like to move across the country (for the second time) somewhere that I had never been and knew noone but those i met online and within the air medical community. What would it be like making such a career change and being back in school ...
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  3. The Slacker Returns...

    Yes, I know I've been a slacker but it's been a busy couple of weeks! I started clinical and it's been good, but an eye-opener. I have to say that I was a really good ICU nurse. I watched my patients like a hawk and I could tell you anything that was going on with them during my watch. So, why, now, have I turned into such an idiot??? I can't seem to pull it all together - I get the tube in (woohoo) and forget that my job isn't done yet!

    Second, everybody is very nice. I was ...
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  4. Two weeks of Clinical

    Well, as the title states we have now completed two weeks of clinical. I can say without reservation we are NOT treated as "stool pigeons" as someone elequantly put it. Did multiple DL's the first day. At this point have used a bougie and attempted a spinal on a 250lb, 5' 3" pt. I did not feel so bad for missing it after the attending took about ten minutes and two mutilated needles before finally getting it.
    Anyway had better go study. 4 quizzes and large physiology test await during the ...
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  5. A Disaster Averted! *Whew*

    Well

    Being in a new program means there will be changes and tweaks. Recently we had our whole grade scheme changed to cumulative exams. Cumulative midterm, cumulative (whole semester) finals. Damn. Thats a shocker!

    Anywho, as another student and i were looking at the syllabus as well as the other class we are taking (patho) syllabus we became terrified. Both had cumulative exams and the exams are 100% of your grade. Not to mention, both sets of exams are on the same days!! ...
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